A team of Police Marines and other private divers are searching for the body of a 39-year-old man identified as Samuel Bave, a resident of Kayogera village, Muterere sub-county, Bugiri district who jumped into the River Nile on Friday morning, at about 10:45 am.
According to James Mubi the PRO Kiira Region, the deceased was walking from the direction of Kampala heading towards Jinja town and was checked by the joint security team at the new bridge.
Officers at the checkpoint say he was calm, but about 200m away from the checkpoint, he jumped into the River Nile.
Mubi says Bave was had on him a dark brown bag containing a toothbrush and toothpaste, a black shirt, black trousers, bus ticket belonging to Link buses.
The bag was first seen floating on the water by fishermen who then notified police.
The police teams responded immediately and the search started. Both police and UNRA cameras have been retrieved, and show the deceased jumping into the River.